– Brian Greenslade, North Devon Council leader
We want to make it clear that we are here for people throughout the Christmas period.
We have staff on stand-by if the situation deteriorates again throughout the next few days.
Although things are looking better in terms of the weather, we can't be complacent so we have robust plans in place to cope if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
As well as helping the clean-up operation, the council also wants to urge people to support local businesses affected by the floods.
Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.